Alfred University’s Dance Program offers students a rich and rewarding experience in the art of dancing and dance making. It is open to students of all levels, regardless of experience or past training, who want to include a dance practice in their academic experience.
The Program encourages cross-disciplinary work in collaboration with visual art, sound design, music, performance art, and theater - drawing from strengths unique and specific to Alfred University.
Those students who want to pursue deeper studies in dance can become dance minors. The dance minor is a composition and performance based program that develops artistry in contemporary, cutting-edge dance and dance theater. Students can take classes in composition, improvisation, modern dance, ballet, jazz, dance history, repertory, and contact improvisation, as well as special topics classes such as Site-Specific Art and Dance.
The Marlin and Ginger Miller Dance Residency Program brings nationally acclaimed dance companies, choreographers, and artists to AU, offering phenomenal opportunities for students to work and learn with artists of the highest caliber.
Beyond the classroom, AU has a thriving student dance culture with a variety of dance clubs such as Middle Eastern Dance, Hip Hop, Alfred to Asia, Swing Dance, and Alfred Steppas. Auditions for all productions and performance groups are open to all students, regardless of academic major or experience.